Daniel Ross

Historian of the city, politics, and society

Category Archives: activism

Confronting Canadian migration history

Today I’m pleased to announce the publication of the second volume in the Active History ebook series, Confronting Canadian Migration History.

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Vive la vélorution!

Mon article sur le groupe montréalais le Monde à bicyclette est maintenant disponible en libre accès sur Érudit.

February 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Canadian countercultures and the environment

At long last, the Canadian Countercultures and the Environment collection is out!

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Die-in: A Short History from the 1960s to Today

When did playing dead become a way of speaking out? In this post, I present a short history of the die-in.

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stop the Smut! Citizen Activism and Toronto’s Sin Strip, 1972-1973

This Friday, October 3rd, I’ll be taking part in a panel on vice and citizen activism at a conference in Montréal. The only thing is…I’m in the UK.

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Community Activism in Kensington Market: From Loblaw’s to Walmart

At a public meeting last night developers Rio-Can faced tough question from hundreds of citizens.

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Development, Community, and Citizen Activism in Toronto’s Kensington Market: 1960s and 2013

In this post I discuss the long history of people in Kensington Market speaking up about their community’s future.

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

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